Archive for September, 2009

Converting an EBCDIC file using SSIS

September 23, 2009

EBCIDC data is an 8-bit character encoded (code page) file used on IBM mainfram operating systems such as z/OS, OS/390, VM and VSE as well as IBM midrange computer operating systems such as OS/400. Unfortunately, SSIS out of the box can handle EBCDIC conversion but cannot handle a straight conversion from EBCDIC codepage (37) to ASCII codepage (1252).

Code Project has a fairly good article on using VB.NET to handle the conversion but here is how to handle and load the files using the SSIS interface.

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Introduction to SSIS

September 21, 2009

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) “is a platform for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformations solutions. You use Integration Services to solve complex business problems by copying or downloading files, sending e-mail messages in response to events, updating data warehouses, cleaning and mining data, and managing SQL Server objects and data.”*  Packages are the term used to describe these transformation solutions.  This post will show you how to get started.
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